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Africa is more than just poverty, pestilence, and pyramids. Support this ground-breaking pilot TV episode about Morocco's unseen side.
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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1

    HIGH-TEN: You'll get the "Hike Your Own Hike" PDF with minor ads sprinkled throughout the book and a fixed two-page landscape layout. Hey, it's better than a virtual high-five!

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    HYOH & PHOTOS: Instead of the reward above, you'll get the "Hike Your Own Hike" ebook in your preferred format (.mobi, .epub, single-page portrait PDF) ✚ the 5 best photos that Francis has taken in Africa as a digital wallpaper for your computer's desktop ✚ all our Kickstarter Project updates

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    EPISODE DOWNLOAD: All the above (including the LIMITED REWARDS #1-2) ✚ "The Hidden Europe" ebook in your preferred format (.mobi, .epub, PDF)

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    HD DVD: All the above (including what's in the LIMITED AWARDS #1-6, yup, including the HD DVD) ✚ a Jacks 'R Better micro-carabiner ✚ 5 bonus unseen video clips from The Unseen Africa (stuff that doesn't make it into the pilot)

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    BLU-RAY: All the above ✚ option to swap the HD DVD (which comes with the $30 Reward) for the Blu-Ray version ✚ 3 Unheard Africa MP3 ringtones ✚ An exclusive audio clip of Francis thanking all the Kickstarter backers, followed by 3 short podcasts about Morocco ✚ Francis writes you a personal handwritten thank you note on an African postcard

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    LIMITED AWARD #10: All the above (including LIMITED AWARDS #1-9) ✚ ExOfficio™ Bugsaway® Purdom khaki Hiker sock ✚ LiteTrail G-Line Cordage ✚ Hike Your Own Hike" hardcover book ✚ 3 copies of The Unseen Africa DVD (that's 10 total)

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    LIMITED AWARD #11: All the above (including LIMITED AWARDS #1-10) ✚ ExOfficio™ Give-N-Go® Underwear ✚ 30 minutes of personal coaching with Francis Tapon over Skype. Talk about whatever you like! ☎

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    ★★ ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: All the above (including $1K KLUB) ✚ Associate Producer credit on the pilot episode ✚ exclusive sneak preview of the pilot so that you can offer feedback before the final cut ✚ $100 Wimdu voucher ✚ autographed copy of "Hike Your Own Hike" ✚ Pick a country in Africa that Francis has not been to and direct him to say or do something for you there and he will upload the clip on YouTube so you can share it however you like.

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    ★★★SPONSOR: All the above (yes, everything!) ✚ your company logo will appear on the pilot, the website, and any other marketing material as one of the sponsors ✚ 8 hardcover copies of Tapon's "The Hidden Europe" book.

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    ★★★★EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + TAPON'S TOUR: All the above (yes, absolutely everything!) ✚ Executive Producer credit ✚ Parallax ELEV-8 Flying Quadcopter Drone ✚ any item from ExOfficio.com ✚ a painting from Francis Tapon's personal collection ✚ 8 hardcover copies of Tapon's "Hike Your Own Hike" book ✚ you will have the option of appearing in a future episode if the TV series is sold to a network ✚ one week in Africa with Francis Tapon ⤅ Ground transportation during that week is included, but all other expenses (including lodging, airfare, and meals) are not included.

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    ★★★★EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + TAPON'S TIME: None of the above. You'll just get Executive Producer credit ✚ an exclusive sneak preview of the pilot so that you can offer feedback before the final cut ✚ a painting from Tapon's personal collection ✚ 10 autographed copies of each of Tapon's two books ✚ Francis will fly to wherever you want and spend one day with your company to help in any way he can (e.g., speech, workshop, consulting, guiding) ✚ Francis will also do a special screening of the pilot episode for you and your guests ✈You'll have to cover his travel expenses from Africa. When he does this is up to you.

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    LIMITED REWARD #1: All the above ✚ HD 1080p digital download of The Unseen Africa: Morocco episode

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    LIMITED REWARD #2: All the above ✚ The Unseen Africa Soundtrack ♫ in streaming format ✚ lifetime PDF subscription to Vagabundo Magazine (or 1-year subscription to your smartphone or tablet)

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    LIMITED REWARD #3: All the above ✚ Standard HD DVD of The Unseen Africa: Morocco

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    LIMITED REWARD #4: All the above ✚ Pacific Crest Trail slideshow download

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    LIMITED REWARD #6: All the above ✚ Continental Divide Trail Yo-Yo video download

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    LIMITED REWARD #7: All the above ✚ Wicking/Performance T-Shirt of The Unseen Africa ✚ Francis records a short audio message for you saying whatever you want ✚ "Hike Your Own Hike" audiobook download ✚ 2 copies of The Unseen Africa DVD (yup, that's 3 DVD copies because you're going to get the DVD that's in the $30 pledge)

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    LIMITED AWARD #8: All the above (including LIMITED AWARDS #1-7) ✚ your name and website link on the show's website ✚ "The Hidden Europe" hardcover book ✚ 2 copies of The Unseen Africa DVD (that's 5 DVDs total)

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    LIMITED AWARD #9: All the above (including LIMITED AWARDS #1-8 ✚ ExOfficio BugsAway® Paisley Bandana ✚ The Hidden Europe digital slideshow download ✚ 2 copies of The Unseen Africa DVD (that's 7 total)

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    ★ $1K KLUB: All the above (including LIMITED AWARDS #1-11) + ExOfficio™ BugsAway® Adventure Mesh Hat + SteriPEN Traveler + an autographed copy of "The Hidden Europe" + 60 minutes of personal coaching with Francis Tapon over Skype (yes, that's 90 cumulative minutes in all) ☎

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    ★★★★EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + HIKE ACROSS MADAGASCAR: None of the above. You'll get 2 copies of each Tapon's books ✚ 10 copies of the Blu-Ray/DVD ✚ you (and a couple of your hiking buddies) can join Francis in 2015 when he plans to hike north-to-south across Madagascar! This will be a 2-month adventure-of-a-lifetime across an island nation that is 40% bigger than California. Travel expenses are not included. IMPORTANT: Because this expedition is over one year away, this pledge is a deposit against the trip's real cost: $11,000. Right before the trip, you will have to pay the balance ($9,000). (Because this is really an $11K reward, you cannot get this reward via any other reward.)

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